The RVSN yesterday also announced General-Major Aleksandr Ponomarenko as the new commander of its 33rd (Omsk) Missile Army. He had been chief of staff, first deputy commander of the 27th (Vladimir) Missile Army from 2006 until now. He served under current RVSN Commander General-Lieutenant Karakayev when he commanded the 27th Missile Army in 2006-2008.
Ponomarenko’s predecessor in the 33rd Missile Army, General-Lieutenant Gennadiy Privalov recently retired.
Ponomarenko commanded the 31st (Orenburg) Missile Army’s 42nd (Nizhniy Tagil) Missile Division in 2000-2003.
In mid-1998, he was a lieutenant colonel commanding a regiment in the Vladimir Missile Army’s 54th (Teykovo) Missile Division.